4D Group Members
I want to understand how and why the developing brain is so diverse, and how this diversity is linked to different cognitive, learning and mental health outcomes.
Dr Duncan Astle
I am working on the longitudinal follow-up of the CALM cohort
I am interested in causal mechanisms relating genes and brain structure/function with cognition, and how these trajectories change over time, using large open-access neuroimaging datasets with children and adolescents.
I am interested in the different domains of resilience at the neural and behavioural levels and how they impact child development and mental health.
PhD student, Gates Scholar
I am interested in the brain mechanism of resilience and how being resilient affects education and everyday life.
Dr Roma Siugzdaite
I am interested in capturing the inherent complexity of neurodevelopmental diversity by describing the barriers that children with learning difficulties encounter in everyday life and finding the multiple neurocognitive pathways that lead to these barriers, irrespective of diagnostic status.
Dr Elia Benhamou
My research involves looking at the interaction between genetic, neural, environmental, and cognitive mechanisms that promote resilience during childhood development.
I am interested in the effects of various forms of childhood adversity, especially abuse and neglect, on neurodevelopment and cognitive function.
I am interested in how structural and functional brain organisation develops in childhood, how this trajectory is altered in struggling learners, and how this is related to cognition and behaviour.
Dr Jonathan Jones
My goal is to understand the environmental mechanisms behind social inequalities in educational and mental health outcomes.
I am interested in the neural mechanisms underlying hyperfocus, an immersive state of heightened attention, in those with neurodevelopmental conditions like ADHD.
I'm interested in how the growth of complex brain networks relate to neurodevelopmental trajectories and underlying sub-groupings of disorders.
Dr Danyal Akarca
My role is to support the cohorts at the MRC CBU, in particular I work on the CamCAN and CALM to make sure we maximise access to the data
I am interested in how the development of diverse brain networks relate to cognition, behaviour, and learning in infancy and early childhood.
I work closely with families in CALM, coordinating a large team of staff and students to collect the longitudinal follow-up.
We are incredibly proud of our past lab members!
Dr Edwin Dalmaijer
After a postdoc in the lab, Edwin went on to start his lab as PI, at the University of Bristol
Dr Andria Shimi
After a postdoc in the lab, Andria went on start her own lab as PI, at the University of Cyprus
Dr Jessica Barnes
Jess completed a postdoc in the lab, before going on to work within the Behavioural Insights team within Government
After completing a postdoc in the lab, Joe went on to run his own group as PI at Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Joe Bathelt
Dr Erin Hawkins
Erin completed a postdoc in the lab before going on to work in Government, within the Department for Education
Dr Mengya Zhang
After completing a PhD in the lab, Mengya went on to a postdoctoral fellowship in Shanghai
After completing his PhD Alex went on to an exciting career in industry, working for Cambridge Cognition
Dr Joe Rennie
After completing his PhD, Rennie secured a postdoctoral researcher role at the University of Exeter
Sophie worked in the 4D Lab as a research assistant, as part of the RED project. After she finished, she secured a permanent research role for a company in Oxford